MANILA, Philippines–Blackwater bounced back from a brutal beatdown to open the PBA Commissioner’s Cup campaign with a 97-85 victory over Phoenix on Saturday inside Mall of Asia Arena.
Baser Amer scored the most points since joining the team last year with 24 points as the Bossing entered the win column after being handed a 46-point beatdown by the visiting Bay Area Dragons last Wednesday.
“I challenged the team that it was only us who could redeem ourselves,” said coach Ariel Vanguardia.
Troy Rosario and Gab Banal, recent pickups from TNT in a three-team trade, also stepped up in helping Blackwater snap a seven-game skid dating back to the Philippine Cup eliminations.
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